Asian-Americans from Boston’s Asian-American Commission protest on the steps of the Statehouse on March 12, against racism, fearmongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the pandemic. Photo: AP Asian-Americans from Boston’s Asian-American Commission protest on the steps of the Statehouse on March 12, against racism, fearmongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the pandemic. Photo: AP
Asian-Americans from Boston’s Asian-American Commission protest on the steps of the Statehouse on March 12, against racism, fearmongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the pandemic. Photo: AP
Amy Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Amy Wu

Are old prejudices against Asian-Americans behind the new racist targeting of Chinese food in coronavirus-hit US?

  • Chinese restaurant numbers in the US, which have been falling for years, are dropping off a cliff due to fear, ignorance and racist associations with contagion, a product of the pandemic and even, perhaps, a sad reminder that old prejudices linger

Asian-Americans from Boston’s Asian-American Commission protest on the steps of the Statehouse on March 12, against racism, fearmongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the pandemic. Photo: AP Asian-Americans from Boston’s Asian-American Commission protest on the steps of the Statehouse on March 12, against racism, fearmongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the pandemic. Photo: AP
Asian-Americans from Boston’s Asian-American Commission protest on the steps of the Statehouse on March 12, against racism, fearmongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the pandemic. Photo: AP
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Amy Wu

Amy Wu

Amy Wu is a Chinese American journalist based in New York and California. A native New Yorker, she writes about cross-cultural issues and topics related to women’s issues, including health and policy.